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MS EUROPA - from no harbour to Kiel

Norwegian adventure

MS EUROPA - from no harbour to Kiel
Cruise EUR1613
19.06.2016 - 07.07.2016 (18 days)
    Cruise dates
    19.06.2016 - 07.07.2016

    Deep-blue fjords, the lush green of gentle mountain slopes and red wooden houses provide the backdrop for eventful days on Norway’s spectacular coast lines. Cross breathtaking inlets on the EUROPA, stroll through laid-back cities such as Alesund and Trondheim and get to know the natural lifestyle on Lofoten. Magnificent impressions that are rounded off at the North Cape with almost infinite views across the Arctic Ocean.

    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hanseatic quarter of Bryggen* in Bergen
    • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: Naeroeyfjord* and Geirangerfjord
    • Pure Norway – from Oslo to the North Cape*
    • Lofoten and Vesteralen – islands in the North Sea
    • Virtuoso concerts with the winners of the ARD Music Competition and friends
    • New ports: Andenes/Vesteralen/Norway and Stokmarknes/Vesteralen/Norway
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    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Cruise dates
    19.06.2016 - 07.07.2016

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Sunday, 19.06.2016

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Travemuende, departure 18.00 hrs

    Plan an earlier arrival and explore Hamburg at your own pace*.

    Monday, 20.06.2016

    Skagen/Denmark, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    A fresh fish roll in the harbour or a detour to the wonderful sandy beaches? Explore Denmark’s most northerly city at your leisure.

    Tuesday, 21.06.2016

    Oslo/Norway, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    It’s true that Oslo is one of Europe’s smallest capitals, but it is packed with sights: in Vigeland Park*, about 200 sculptures constitute the life’s work of the sculptor; every year in the town hall, the Nobel Prize is awarded; and in winter ski jumpers compete on Holmenkollen. You can also gain beautiful impressions on a bicycle tour* to Bygdoey museum island and along the Oslo Fjord.

    Wednesday, 22.06.2016

    Farsund, 9.00 – 13.00 hrs

    Strolling through the tranquil town, you can discover a little piece of Switzerland in the nostalgically decorated villa facades and brick buildings.

    Thursday, 23.06.2016

    Flam/Aurlandsfjord, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Gudvangen/Naeroeyfjord, approx. 15.00 – 16.00 hrs

    High mountains and thundering waterfalls: a ride* on the famous Flam railway to Vatnahalsen offers great panoramic views of the Norwegian landscape. You can walk back down through the idyllic Flam Valley. A fjord exploration tour by boat and bus* takes you to the beautiful Aurlandsfjord and the spectacular Naeroeyfjord. Or leave the EUROPA for an impressive overland excursion* through the fjord landscape to Gudvangen*.

    Friday, 24.06.2016

    Alesund, 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

    The town is famous for its art nouveau architecture and picturesque hiking routes that lead to the Sunnmoere Alps. An adventurous high-speed RIB boat trip* along the coast is also worth a try.

    Saturday, 25.06.2016

    Trondheim, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Lively Trondheim is an important place for Norway’s monarchy: all royal coronation ceremonies to date have been held at Nidaros Cathedral. For music, continue to Ringve Museum* – which houses musical instruments from all the eras and regions on this planet.

    Sunday, 26.06.2016

    Leknes/Lofoten, 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Rugged mountains, red wooden houses and drying racks for stockfish: succumb to the charm of Lofoten. One of the best-preserved villages is idyllic Nusfjord*. Or wander through* the valley of Tjoerndalen with wonderful views of the fjords.

    Monday, 27.06.2016

    Cruising off North Cape approx. 18.30 – 19.00 hrs
    Skarsvag, arrival 20.00 hrs

    Cruise off one of the planet’s dream destinations before taking the last few steps to the viewpoint: in good weather, the North Cape plateau* offers a fantastic view of the Arctic Ocean.

    Tuesday, 28.06.2016

    Skarsvag, departure 1.00 hrs
    Hammerfest, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
    Tromsoe, arrival 23.00 hrs

    A wonderful view of the northernmost city in Europe awaits you at a lookout point on Salen. The Meridian Column dating from 1856 is also worth a visit, and you can become a lifetime member of the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society in the harbour.

    Wednesday, 29.06.2016

    Tromsoe, departure 23.00 hrs

    Whether Amundsen, Nansen or Barents – anyone setting out for the Arctic Circle passed the gateway to the Arctic Ocean. The polar museum* keeps the memory of the expeditions alive. Back then, explorers were often accompanied by loyal huskies – get to know the canines on an excursion* and find out all about the Finnmark race.

    Thursday, 30.06.2016

    Andenes/Vesteralen, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    During an independent shore visit, learn more about the secrets of the far north: the Northern Lights Centre examines the phenomenon of the aurora borealis, and researchers present their findings in the Whale Centre.

    Friday, 01.07.2016

    Stokmarknes, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    In the wake of the traditional Hurtigruten, the EUROPA will travel to the birthplace of the postal ship fleet. Explore the decommissioned MS Finnmarken or enjoy the view of the widely scattered island group from Storheia mountain.

    Saturday, 02.07.2016

    Reine/Lofoten, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Cruising off Vikingen, approx. 19.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Overgrown mountain slopes are reflected in the deep-blue bay and form a picturesque backdrop for the colourful little houses and sailing boats in the harbour. Discover this Nordic gem at your own pace.

    Sunday, 03.07.2016

    Roervik, 7.00 – 12.00 hrs

    This small town with around 2,600 residents is known for its fishing. More interested in the history of the region? Then pay an independent visit to the Coastal Museum.

    Monday, 04.07.2016

    Hellesylt/Sunnylvenfjord, 9.00 – 12.00 hrs
    Geiranger/Geirangerfjord, 14.00 – 18.00 hrs

    From the former Viking port, you will continue through picturesque fjords and the sound of the waterfalls as far as Geiranger*.

    Passing thundering waterfalls, the EUROPA carries you through Norway’s most famous fjord. Ashore, you can look forward to mountains and glaciers and the expansive view from the 1,500 m high Dalsnibba*. Kayaking* through the Geirangerfjord is another unforgettable delight.

    Tuesday, 05.07.2016

    Bergen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The “old heart” of the Hanseatic city beats just a few steps from the harbour basin: today, the historic merchant houses of Bryggen* play host to little boutiques selling original souvenirs. You can cast one last longing glance over Norway’s landscape from the Floeyen*, one of the seven mountain landmarks.

    Wednesday, 06.07.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 07.07.2016

    Kiel, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    The north has plenty more to offer: why not visit Hamburg*, for example?

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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    Cruise dates
    19.06.2016 - 07.07.2016

    MS EUROPA - The world's best moments

    The EUROPA

    Welcome to a ship that sets the global benchmarks for luxury cruises. It may be smaller than other cruise ships, but the EUROPA is miles ahead of the crowd. Enjoy the unrivalled freedom for personal relaxation on a cruise with no more than 400 guests – with plenty of scope for fresh ideas, indulgence and inspiring perspectives. Look forward to the legendary familiarity of a German-speaking crew who, with a crew-to-guest ratio of almost one to one, will attend to your individual wishes. Perfect hospitality, down to the very last detail. You can be sure of an exceptional cruise on board the EUROPA as you travel to the world’s most beautiful destinations and perhaps even discover something about yourself.

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    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    Every cruise on the EUROPA is a journey inside yourself. With our holistic wellness and health concept, you can reconnect with yourself and take time for mindfulness, self-realisation and your health. Innovative exercise programmes and holistic well-being concepts will bring your body and soul together in harmony. You will be in the best possible hands here – for example, in the OCEAN SPA, which offers everything from classic massages to beauty treatments, in one of our fitness classes or with your personal trainer (fees apply).

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    Indulge your curiosity on board with numerous opportunities to experience and enjoy things old and new. Our wide-ranging services allow you to explore the extraordinary and return home feeling truly inspired. Become a true connoisseur through on-board discussions with notable experts and public figures – you might even discover a whole new side to yourself. Soak up knowledge and stories that cannot be found in any book and thrilling on-stage entertainment courtesy of renowned artists from the worlds of music, film and TV, culture and science in a programme unique to every cruise.

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